Aston Villa youngster Lewis Brunt on trial with Carlisle with view to potential loan

Ramarni Medford-Smith of Reading tackles Lewis Brunt of Aston Villa during the Premier League 2 match between Reading U23 and Aston Villa U23 at Adams Park on April 12, 2019 in High...

The Villans academy ace is training with the Cumbrians ahead of a potential season-long loan.

Ramarni Medford-Smith of Reading tackles Lewis Brunt of Aston Villa during the Premier League 2 match between Reading U23 and Aston Villa U23 at Adams Park on April 12, 2019 in High...

Aston Villa midfielder Lewis Brunt has gone to Carlisle United for a two-week trial with a view to a loan move as Cumbrians boss Steven Pressley hailed both the 18-year-old's footballing attributes as well as the relationship between their club and the Villans (official Carlisle website).

The talented youngster - who has been a mainstay of David Hughes' Under-18s as well as featuring for the Under-23s - signed his first professional contract at Villa Park in November last year, putting pen to paper on a three-year deal (official Villa website).

 

Carlisle made the announcement on Friday, with Brunt taking to the field the following day for the first 45 minutes of a pre-season friendly against Penrith (Carlisle Twitter team news), Pressley utilising two different XIs for each half.

"In terms of his attributes, he’s a very exciting player who can use the football well," Pressley told the Carlisle website. "He has everything I look for in a number eight, but we just want to work closely with Villa to do what’s right for a young man who is about to embark on his first loan."

Former Fleetwood Town manager Steven Pressley attends day 2 of the Soccerex Global Convention 2016 at Manchester Central Convention Complex on September 27, 2016 in Manchester, England.

The Blues took another young midfielder on loan from Villa last term in Callum O'Hare, who linked up with the Brunton Park outfit in January and went on to score three goals, plus registered three assists, in 16 appearances (Transfermarkt) as the team finished three points adrift of the playoffs.

As reported by The News & Star, Brunt is a year older than Pressley's son Aaron, who is also in the Villa academy set-up, while he has also played alongside O'Hare and current Blues forward Harry McKirdy at Villa.

A general view of Brunton Park prior to  the Sky Bet League Two match between Carlisle United and Northampton Town at Brunton Park on August 11, 2018 in Carlisle, United Kingdom.

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